Romantik Hotel, Muottas Muragl, Samedan
in collaboration with Peter Kern
It is the height that has its challenges, “When you are building at 2456 metres above sea level, you need to take into account quite a few extremes: temperature variations of up to 60 degrees centigrade, strong winds, snow and a few other logistic challenges”, says Peter Kern. Together with the architectural office of Fanzun, he gave face and character to the 16 rooms of the hotel as well as the panorama restaurant and the self-service restaurant.
Regional woods such as Swiss stone pine, larch wood – partially from the village of Samedan - give an ambiance of lightness yet also cosiness to the Muotta Muragl. The interior of the bedrooms and restaurants balances modernism and alpine design, so that even the Swiss stone pine room with its slate tables and typical Engadin wooden chairs, does not drift into kitsch. When the weather is nice, the terrace is the heart of the Muotta Muragl: the terrace is surrounded by glass, thus the visitor is protected from the harsh winds and can enjoy the stunning views of the Engadin mountains and the excellent couisine of the Muotta Muragl – and should the need arise: one can always cuddle up in one of the beautiful sheep skins.